Tuesday, March 29, 2011

AMERICAN IDOL...WHO WILL BE VOTED OFF?

Tension rises each week on American Idol. It’s hard enough when one is voted off but to have TWO. This week’s going to be tough.

Who's your favorite?

Here’s mine in order.

Scotty



James



Stephano



Casey



Paul



Jacob




Lauren



Naima



Haley



Thia



Pia

Friday, March 25, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

WRITING MUSIC, WRITING NOVELS

In this video by Adam Young from Owl City, I found an unexpected connection between one that writes music and one that writes novels.

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. After all a musician and a writer both create.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

ALMOST TOO GOOD TO PUT INTO WORDS


As I sit down to write this review, I wrestle with whether or not I can do I CALLED HIM DANCER by G. Edward Snipes, justice. The first thing to usually capture my attention in a book is the cover. The second thing would be the title. I CALLED HIM DANCER failed in both those areas. But what did intrigue me was the blurb on the back cover. Despite the cover and title, it sounded like a story I’d enjoy

As I began to read it didn’t take long before I realize I was going to be taken on a wonderful journey. Some books can start out okay just to later dwindle. This was not the case with I CALLED HIM DANCER. Not only was the writing of this well-paced story good, it kept my interest. I smiled. I cried. My heartstrings were tugged, filling up with emotions.

Mr. Snipes does an amazing job with the characters, and the storyline. If I had to say something negative about the book, it would be that there isn’t a good place to set it down. The story is such an amazing one, and so well written you’ll find yourself saying, “Just one more chapter”. There was never a point where I didn’t want to read more to discover what was going to happen next. The ending had me captivated in a way no other book has done in a very long time. I feared how it would end, yet prayed it wouldn’t be so and play out the way I hoped it would.

Dancer’s story is a remarkable one. I CALLED HIM DANCER is packed with trials and tribulations, hope, love, perseverance, God’s calling, as well as His amazing grace and mercy. The message was profound, yet presented in such a natural way one would not walk away feeling preached to. The other characters were well thought-out with stories of their own that will draw you near to them as well.

Do not judge a book by its cover certainly pertained to I CALLED HIM DANCER, and I’m grateful for not having let it stop me from reading this masterful work of art. As an aspiring author, I yearn to write such a compelling story that is sure to touch many lives. I’ve been moved by this story in a way that I will never be the same.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

MODERN, WITTY, FUN, CHARMING, AND HEARTWARMING


SAVE THE DATE is not the typical Christian fiction I’d read. The Christian fiction I usually read is more conservative If I had to sum it up in a few words, it would be: modern, witty, fun, and in the end, charming and heartwarming. SAVE THE DATE is definitely a great choice for the younger generation. It was done tastefully and is really a need for today’s young people.

I loved the way Jones sprinkled in God’s message. There were many cute lines that will have you smiling. The last one hundred or so pages really took off for me. In the earlier pages I would never have imaged I’d be wiping tears away at the surprising and unexpected end. I was tempted to immediately read it again.